Love Your Work

Reconnect with the most powerful fuel of all – the fuel of loving your work. Best-selling author and award-winning designer David Kadavy helps you make it as a creative entrepreneur. Find your creative voice, cultivate the mindset you need to succeed, and be the first to capitalize on new opportunities to make a living making your art. Every Thursday, David presents either a guest or his own learnings from his decade-plus career as a creative entrepreneur. Hear from titans of industry like former AOL CEO Steve Case. Hear from best-selling authors like Seth Godin and James Altucher. Hear from scientists, creators from dancers to a chef to a Hollywood set designer, and visionaries on the cutting edge of creative monetization – whether that's self publishing or blockchain technology. Find out why Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jeff Goins says, "David is an underrated writer and thinker. In an age of instant publication, he puts time, effort and great thought into the content and work he shares with the world." Find out why Basecamp CEO Jason Fried says David has "really good, deep questions, and original questions...

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episode 237: Complexity Creep & The Birthday Problem

Here’s a brain teaser for you: Imagine we’ve got a room full of people. We’re trying to figure if any two people in the room have the same birthday. For us to reach a fifty-percent probability that there are two people in the room with the exact...



episode 236: Time Worship

When -- the productivity app co-founded by behavioral scientist and Love Your Work guest, -- we had a great feature. You could put todo items on your calendar. You could estimate how long a todo item was going to take, and then you could drag that...



episode 235: Clock Time Event Time

Before I moved to Colombia, I lived several in Medellín. I came and lived here for a few months. I escaped the very worst portion of the Chicago winters. There was a phenomenon I experienced every time I came here, which taught me a lot about how I...


 2020-07-09  12m

episode 234: How to Have a Thought

Maya Angelou was right, “People will forget what you said...but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Because I don’t remember what this woman said to me, but I do remember how I felt: Attacked. My heart was racing. I had two...


 2020-06-25  16m

episode 233: Device Divorce

When it came time for me to choose a college, I had no idea what I was doing. For reasons I still can’t explain, I chose to go to The University of Nebraska at Kearney. At least until I recognized my mistake. Kearney is a town in the middle of...


 2020-06-11  13m

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The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating is $1.99 today on and .   I know a lot of you have ideas for how to make the world different. To “change the culture,” as Seth Godin would say.   If you can take action,...


 2020-06-09  4m

episode 232: I Thought I Had Time Management All Figured Out, Then I Tried to Write a Book

I used to be a time management enthusiast. I say “used to be,” because time management eventually stopped working for me. How I became an accidental author It all started with an email. It was the kind of email that would trip up most spam...


 2020-05-28  10m

episode 231: Start Finishing: Charlie Gilkey

Sometimes people tell me, “Hey David, is a great book, but now that I’ve figured out how to start, how do I finish?!” If you’re anything like me, finishing is tough. You can always find a good reason not to finish what you’ve started....


 2020-05-21  55m

episode 230: Grippy & Slippy

One day, I was in a coworking space, here in Colombia, writing in my Moleskine notebook. One of the other co-workers came up to me and asked me a question. He said, in Spanish, and with a sense of earnest curiosity, “Why are you writing in your...


 2020-05-14  14m

episode 229: FOMO: Get the Good & Miss Out on the Bad – Patrick McGinnis

Offer expires soon. You don’t want to miss it! It’s the investment of a lifetime! It’s going to be the party of the century! Can you feel the anxiety piling up? You know what it is – it’s FOMO. The Fear of Missing Out. In a hyper-connected...


 2020-05-07  44m